Performance in First-Person 3D Shooters
This game doesn’t support display resolutions of 16:10 format, so we use a resolution of 1920x1440 pixels (4:3 format) instead of 1920x1200 for it.
The reviewed card from Gainward easily takes first place at resolutions higher than 1280x1024 but has a lead of only 8-13% over the GeForce 8800 GTS 512. This doesn’t matter from the gamer’s point of view since the average frame rates of the cards are as high as 79-85fps
BioShock doesn’t support FSAA when running in Windows Vista’s DirectX 10 environment. That’s why we benchmarked the cards without FSAA.
The performance of the Bliss 8800 GTS 1024MB is determined by the increased GPU and memory clock rates in this test. This card is 8-9% ahead of the reference GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB and we can expect the gap to be the same for the GeForce 9800 GTX. Clearly, this is not enough to compete with the ATI Radeon HD 3970 X2.